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Newly arrived baby from Somalia waits to be registered at Dagehaley camp, one of three camps that make up the Dadaab refugee camp in Dadaab, Northeastern Kenya.

In recent weeks more than 1,500 Somali refugees have been arriving daily as a result of ongoing drought, and severe pressure is being put on already limited resources. CARE has worked in Dadaab since 1992 and is distributing emergency food rations, blankets, water containers, sleeping mats and plastic sheets.

Help is desperately needed: http://bit.ly/re3RRt

Photo Credits: 2011 Deborah Underdown/CARE

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A child rests on his mother's back, waiting to be registered at Dagahaley, one of three camps that make up the Dadaab refugee camp in Northeastern Kenya.

Some 1,300 refugees arrive every day, the vast majority from war-torn Somalia. At least 80 percent of them are children.

Many people are dying within days -- even hours -- of arriving at the camps. 50 percent of the children are malnourished.

Help is desperately needed. Please consider making a lifesaving donation to CARE today: http://bit.ly/pz9RGp

Photo credits: 2011 Alexandra Lopoukhine/CARE

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In North Eastern #Kenya, villagers like Asha Klas Abdullahi have seen an increase in drought frequency and a decrease in rainfall intensity and distribution, as well as more intense rains and floods, including flash floods.

The largest impact on women in Nanighi, Kenya is human and livestock diseases. In response, women have had to work in addition to their other family duties. To cope, they have set up a savings initiative that helps them create small businesses such as mat-making, running small shops and selling tea and milk.

They are hoping to strengthen these initiatives as drought continues. Watch the Nanighi Women’s video at http://bit.ly/qWRWe5

Photo Credits: 2011 Tamara Plush/CARE

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In North Eastern #Kenya, is helping six pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities build their resilience to a changing climate through its Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP).

In this photo, young men are coping with income loss due to increasing livestock deaths by making wooden poles. In this area, villagers are most impacted by an increase in #drought frequency and a decrease in rainfall intensity and distribution, as well as more intense rains and floods, including flash floods.

This photo is part of a participatory photo storytelling project that supports local people in telling how they are impacted and coping in their own voice. Watch the young men’s video at http://bit.ly/n4KsaA

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These people are from Garissa County in North Eastern #Kenya and moving within the county. In this particular case, the pastoralists are migrating from Shimbir to Galmagala. They were covering a distance of about 220kms. #drought #foodcrisis

Donate now to help bring lifesaving aid to #Dadaab and continue our poverty-fighting work http://bit.ly/nEfbXN

Photo credits: 2011 Ahmed Hassan/CARE

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Kanyawara Village, in West Kamagak, Kenya. Grace Orwa is holding up her hand in the maize field to indicate how tall the corn would be if not for the rainfall shortage her area has experienced this year. #drought #foodcrisis

Help respond to the worst food crisis in the world: http://bit.ly/o0bwCv

Photo credits: 2011 Sarah Elliott/CARE

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A malnourished baby at the Guiglo IDP camp in the #IvoryCoast near CARE's listening center, where residents can speak one-on-one with counselors to cope with feelings of grief, anger, sadness and revenge. #WorldRefugeeWeek

Photo Credits: 2011 Laura Bellinger/CARE

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Masoma is a participant of a 's program was trained in carpentry. Every day, their teacher, Fatemah Akbarg, teaches two groups of widows – 30 in the morning, 30 in the afternoon – how to build tables, chairs, desks and cupboards.

The program is part of 's vocational training program, which teaches widows occupational skills so they can become independent and provide for their families. #WidowsDay

Photo Credits: 2008 Melanie Brooks/CARE

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Afghan women wait outside to receive food at a Widow's Food Distribution Center in Kabul, #Afghanistan. #WidowsDay

Photo Credits: 2006 David Rochkind/CARE

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Fatima Rhaim Zai lectures Afghan women on basic hygiene and healthcare before they receive food at a CARE Widows' Food Distribution Center in Kabul, Afghanistan. #WidowsDay

Photo Credits: 2006 David Rochkind/CARE

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After her husband was killed during the mujahideen fighting, Homiara fled to Pakistan to secure an education for her daughters. After the fall of the Taliban in2001, she returned to Kabul to find her home and the surrounding neighborhood demolished.

Undeterred, Homiara joined a -sponsored job training program for widows. Within two years, she was able to fund the rebuilding of her home and her daughters’ school tuition. Her 15-year-old daughter Rona is studying to become a doctor. #WidowsDay

Photo Credits: 2005 Phil Borges/CARE

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Bkat Nazera, 29, started her business designing and sewing clothes in 2003. After the Taliban fell, she teamed up with a program to train widows and their daughters to sew so they can work for her to earn a living.

Most of her relatives do not know that she has this business; they would not approve. Bkat has dreams of growing her business and opening shops in other Provinces and eventually other countries. #WidowsDay

Photo credits: 2005 Phil Borges/CARE

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Jehan Ara has nine children and is determined that they should go to school, but like many widows in #Afghanistan, faces pressure from her brothers-in-law to keep her girls at home.

Her 14-year-old daughter missed out on primary education during the Taliban era. Eventually, Jehan enrolled her in literacy classes, where in four years she learned to read and write. She now does tailoring work at home, freeing her from dependency on her uncles.

Still, learning was a terrible struggle, as male relatives beat both her and her mother for daring to send her to school. Once, they left the girl bleeding. "I kept her bloody clothes, but even so, I sent her to school the next day," said Jehan.

The poultry project has brought her a measure of independence. "My chickens are my power," she said. "I provide everything for my children, so I tell (male relatives), 'What is your problem?' Now I am involved in making decisions about my own life." #WidowsDay

Photo Credits: 2006 Rick Perera/CARE

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Hafiza is a beneficiary of 's poultry project in #Afghanistan. She lost her husband, a fuel tank driver, in an explosion in 1991. She also lost three of her four sons, one of which died in the war.

Hafiza started in the poultry program two years ago. She sold 70 of her chickens to pay for the funeral of one of her sons. She has 17 chickens left, which produce four eggs per day. She hopes to build her flock again to 100 chickens so she can support her remaining five children. #WidowsDay

Photo Credits: 2006 Sara Buchanan/CARE

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Children play in front of CARE's listening center at Guiglo IDP in the #IvoryCoast. Learn more about how CARE's listening centers offer one-on-one counseling and support to those suffering after the post-election violence: http://bit.ly/mn7r1s #WorldRefugeeWeek

Photo Credits: 2011 Laura Bellinger/CARE

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Guiglo IDP camp resident and Ivory Coast refugee Martine Johopaoudy thanks CARE listening center social worker Vlei Leontine for her support. Two of Martine's sons were killed in front of her and her house was pillaged during the post-election violence. #WorldRefugeeWeek

PhotoCredits: 2011 Laura Bellinger/CARE

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CARE Ivory Coast Emergency Operations Coordinator Yawo Douvon visits the Guiglo IDP camp.

Photo Credits: 2011 Hortense Agnimel/CARE

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Ivory Coast refugees at the Duekoue IDP camp make do with what they can find to prepare meals for themselves and their families. #WorldRefugeeWeek

Photo Credits: 2011 Laura Bellinger/CARE

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Babies at the Duekoue IDP camp, which houses more than 10,000 #IvoryCoast refugees, are slathered with a paste to help calm them.

Residents at the camp have access to CARE's "listening center," where they can meet one-on-one with a social workter to talk through their feelings of grief, anger, sadness and revenge. #WorldRefugeeWeek

Photo Credits: 2011 Laura Bellinger/CARE

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Residents of the IDP camp at the Catholic Mission in Duekoue houses more than 10,000 post-election violence refugees from the #IvoryCoast. Here, people make homes and shelters out of whatever materials they can find.

Residents have access to CARE's "listening center," where people can meet one-on-one with a social worker to talk through their feelings of grief, anger, sadness and revenge. The listening center serves as a crucial first step towards thwarting potential acts of revenge and providing people with the psychosocial support they need to rebuild their lives.

Read more about CARE's listening centers for refugees: http://bit.ly/lFVWxY #WorldRefugeeDay #WRD

Photo credits 2011 Laura Bellinger/CARE

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